How we assess your performance
What we compare against
The level of the specialty-specific papers is set so that a doctor with at least 12 months' experience in the specialty would be expected to meet the required standard. The level of the foundation paper is set so that a doctor who has completed foundation year 1 would be expected to meet the required standard.
Your performance is compared against a standard set mark.
The standard set mark is calculated using the modified Angoff method. A panel of six to ten doctors decide what percentage of 'just passing' doctors would answer each question correctly. The average estimate for each question is then calculated and averaged for all the questions in the assessment.